Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

TUSAL time

I can't believe it's TUSAL time again it doesn't feel like 5 minutes since I posted the last one!
Anyway here it is and this time we have orts from Kaleidoscope, Blackwork Trellis, Cheshire Map, Joyful Summer, Mary Wigham, UFO RR, the project I'm working on at DBF's and some KO from beading 


And just for a change a view from the top of my ort jar (that's more of a vase)


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tassel Happy Dance

I put the last finishing touch to my tassel this afternoon and to say I'm pleased is a bit of an understatement :)
Of course with it being circular showing you all of it isn't easy so I settled for 2 sides of it



And a close up of the bottom decoration.


No matter how hard I tried I could not get a pic that shows just how much it catches the light 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My UFO came home

You might remember back in February my original UFO RR came home completed so I had to pick a new one to send out and I went with a Tiger for Mel.

Here's how it went out 


And how he arrived back home last week.  Isn't he a handsome fella.


I've signed up for a new round starting next month and I'm tempted to send him out again to get him finished otherwise it'll take be ever more and a day to get it done!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Couple of updates

First up is Kaleidoscope, I didn't manage to finish the black off but that's because I spent most of the weekend at DBF's and I can't work on this there.


And next is my tassel.
It's a little further on than this now and the next time you see it it'll be finished :)


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

All about Fred

If your reading this in the UK then you have more than likely heard of Fred Dibnah and if your not and are wondering who he was follow that link or this one to find out about him
Fred was a man that was very, very passionate about steam engines and at Chelford on Sunday the engine he worked on most of his life was there along with the one he toured the UK on shortly before he passed









Monday, August 15, 2011

Chelford Traction Engine Rally (very pic heavy)

Yesterday DBF, Mel, her DBF and I went off to a traction engine rally and had a blast.
Here's just a few of the photo's from the day




This engine has only recently been discovered and its the first time it's been out on display for 40 years









I sat watching this monkey for a while as I sat and listened to one of the organs playing



These are all animated 




Right at the end of the day Mel wanted to have a go at rock climbing so off she went 


Saturday, August 13, 2011

A finish

Back in May at WI craft group we started this little project with the aim of it taking it a couple of months to finish.
Me being me I didn't finish it at the same time as everyone else did and only got round to it last week but at least it's done now :)


It's one of 35 small designs printed in World of Cross Stitch in 2010 and designed by Elizabeth Almond.
Our group leader was in touch with the designer to make sure it was OK for us to use as a group project and she was.

I used a piece of Colour Blooms (the original stuff back when it was owned by Silkweavers) in Rainforest with good old black DMC and the galvanized gold delicas (410)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Kaleidoscope update

I've done it again and not posted my weekend progress early in the week and instead have left it until the last minute to (well almost)
So here you go last weekends progress, this weekend I'm hoping to finish the black outline off


Thursday, August 11, 2011

July's ornament

I went with Lizzie Kate's Cozy Christmas Wishes freebie last month for my ornament on a scrap from my stash and it's backed with the fabric it's lying on 


Sunday, August 07, 2011

July updates

I did say I was behind in showing stuff from July and that includes stitching :(
I worked on 

Basket of Apples


CdC had a little love


And this is Kaleidoscope as I put it down last Sunday night but I've been working on it this weekend so it's further on now.


I did manage to get an ornament done in July as well but have yet to get my butt into gear and take a pic of it for you, maybe tomorrow.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Star Wars Lego (pic heavy)

As promised yesterday I'm back with the Star Wars lego models today








Thursday, August 04, 2011

Lego models (pic heavy)

When I went to Southport with DBF a couple of weeks ago for the Air show we had a look round the marquee that was there and came across these lego models of aircraft.
Some of them must of taken hours and hours to build







I couldn't not get pics of these now could I? Dragons and a Carousel my two favourtite things together!
I completely missed getting pics of the trains running round the tracks which were also lego




On another table was an array of Star Wars models but they deserve their own post so check back tomorrow for those if you interested